New Release: V2.6 Beta 1 Linux BSPs for Apalis and Colibri modules

Monday, April 18, 2016

Linux

We are pleased to announce the release V2.6 Beta 1 Linux® BSPs for Apalis and Colibri modules.

The notable updates that are applicable to all modules are:

      • OpenEmbedded build system updated from fido to jethro release:
        • gcc Linaro GCC 5.2-2015.11-2
        • glibc 2.22
        • systemd 226

Apalis iMX6

The release contains:

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.14.52 kernel, based on Freescale's BSP release imx_3.14.52_1.1.0_ga
  • Angstrom 2015.12/OpenEmbedded jethro/Yocto 2.0 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • Booting:
    • using the eMMC fast boot feature
  • Linux kernel:
    • updated to 3.14.52
    • fixed PCIe operation with Evaluation Board PCIe switch
    • fixed invalid #address-cells value which fixed issues with PCIe interrupts
    • disable not serviced DCD/RI UART interrupts
    • fixed bug preventing gpio-leds dtb configuration
    • limit SPI clock to datasheet maximum of 18MHz
  • Linux user-space:
    • use gstreamer 1.0 (note that some plugin names changed)
  • OpenEmbedded build system:
    • Firefox 38.2.1esr
    • Xorg 1.17.2

Apalis T30

The release contains: 

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.1.10 kernel, based on NVIDIA's Linux for Tegra (L4T) release R16.5
  • Angstrom 2015.12/OpenEmbedded jethro/Yocto 2.0 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • Linux kernel:
    • ixora: optionally support leds, switch, foff and wdisable
  • OpenEmbedded build system:
    • Firefox 38.2.1esr
    • Xorg 1.14.7 (not upgraded due to L4T dependency)

Colibri iMX6

The release contains: 

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.14.52 kernel, based on Freescale's BSP release imx_3.14.52_1.1.0_ga
  • Angstrom 2015.12/OpenEmbedded jethro/Yocto 2.0 based root file system, using  LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • Booting:
    • using the eMMC fast boot feature
  • Linux kernel:
    • updated to 3.14.52
    • disable not serviced DCD/RI UART interrupts
    • fixed bug preventing gpio-leds dtb configuration
    • limit SPI clock to datasheet maximum of 23MHz
  • Linux user-space:
    • use gstreamer 1.0 (note that some plugin names changed)
  • OpenEmbedded build system:
    • Firefox 38.2.1esr
    • Xorg 1.17.2

Colibri T20

The release contains: 

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.1.10 kernel, based on NVIDIA's Linux for Tegra (L4T) release R16.5
  • Angstrom 2015.12/OpenEmbedded jethro/Yocto 2.0 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • OpenEmbedded build system:
    • Firefox 38.2.1esr
    • Xorg 1.14.7 (not upgraded due to L4T dependency)

Colibri T30

The release contains: 

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.1.10 kernel, based on NVIDIA's Linux for Tegra (L4T) release R16.5
  • Angstrom 2015.12/OpenEmbedded jethro/Yocto 2.0 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • OpenEmbedded build system:
    • Firefox 38.2.1esr
    • Xorg 1.14.7 (not upgraded due to L4T dependency)

Colibri VF50/VF61

The release contains: 

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 4.4.5 LTS kernel
  • Angstrom 2015.12/OpenEmbedded jethro/Yocto 2.0 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • new boot schema using static UBI volumes
  • new DRM driver for the display controller
  • Linux kernel:
    • updated to 4.4.5 LTS long term stable Linux kernel
    • removed support for multi-core communication (MCC)
  • Linux user-space:
    • use X.org modesetting driver to make use of DRM (instead of fbdev)
    • restart USB after suspend/resume using a systemd service
  • OpenEmbedded build system:
    • Xorg 1.17.2

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